Ryobi 3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander-BE318-2 - The Home Depot


Model # BE318-2

Internet # 100047418

Store SKU # 247708

3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander

Ryobi 3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander

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$39.00 / each


Model # BE318-2

Internet # 100047418

Store SKU # 247708

The RYOBI 3 in. x 18 in. Portable Belt Sander features a 5.3 amp motor that delivers the power and performance to take on most jobs. It sands 700 fpm to get the job done fast. And, to keep the job site clean, the sander has a dust collection system with a removable bag.

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Assembled Depth (in.)  13.62 in  Assembled Height (in.)  6.614 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  7 in  Belt width 
Product Depth (in.)  13.62 in  Product Height (in.)  6.61 in 
Product Width (in.)  7 in 
Amperage (amps)  5.3  Belt length  18 
Color Family  Blue  Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type  Belt Sander  Cordless/Corded  Corded 
Dust collection type  Bag  Maximum speed (ft./min.)  700 
Minimum speed (ft./min.)  700  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Weight (lb.)  6.78 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Reverse  Yes 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Variable Speed  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  3 Year Warranty. 


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 87 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful, but dust collection issues. I'm used to an orbital sander so it took a bit to get used to how powerful this is in comparison. Very easy to change belts and handles well. I'm currently using it to refinish an old hardwood floor and it's fast and does a good job except the dust is not coming out the exhaust hole. I originally tried hooking it up to a shop vac and then tried the dust bag that came with the sander. The dust doesn't go into the bag but just blows out the front & back of the sander. I've had to stop every few minutes to vac up what was left on the floor. I see a few other reviews mention the same problem. If the dust collection system worked this would be an excellent sander. November 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job I purchased this sander last year to refinish a porch railing (8" wide by 50' flat maple) and a hardwood picnic table that badly needed fresh coats of spar urethane. Price was a major consideration, as many of the high-end belt sanders are close to 4x as expensive. The little Ryobi did an admirable job of removing several layers of old polyurethane quickly and with little effort. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for floor or deck sanding, but for smaller projects this sander works quite well. Pros: Powerful, easy to use, belt changes easily Cons: Collection bag does not attach securely and "leaks" dust, dust buildup around belt track, imprecise belt tracking adjustment. January 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great sander for the price Can't beat the quality for the price on this sander. It's worked great for many home projects so far. My wife uses it with ease and it fits both our hands well. February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good value I used this sander so far to sand my deck...roughly 30x15. Performed pretty good for a $50 sander. I didn't really have any problems with tracking or any other belt problems others have mentioned here. My only complaint would be that the dust collector doesn't work very well. Other than that the sander worked good. I have some other decking I have to sand and stain so we'll see how it holds up... July 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Adequate Has plenty of power and seems well balanced, not awkward. My only disappointment is the number of times I have to adjust the tracking. Otherwise works well. December 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works well It is easy to swap out the belts, it sands great. The only thing that is deceiving is the filter bag...this doesn't really do anything as far as I can tell. You will still have sawdust flying in the air. Aside from that its a great purchase! March 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Works ok This sander does its job very well, but after only a couple hours of use the dust port stopped working and my project was covered in thick layers of dust I had to stop to vaccum up every couple minutes. May 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by not for the beginner, but good sander... This sander has great power and the belt change system is easy, but the alignment system can take some tinkering before your ready to tear into your workpiece. This sander is fairly well balanced and has a good rpm to compensate for it's lacking variable speed. The sander would benefit greatly from variable speed to make it easier to control and help people not familiar with a belt sander, but for the price i suppose it shouldn't be expected. The dust collection works suprisingly well. No dust collection on any tool is dust-free, that being said, I've seen and used far worse dust collection then this tool. July 16, 2010
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